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My Beloved Ubuntu Desktop by lalitpatanpur My Beloved Ubuntu Desktop by lalitpatanpur
As always, my desktop is a work in progress.

Wallpaper from here : [link]

Icons are an adaption of :

Clock in the middle is a Screenlet.

Font is Fatboy Slim BLTC : [link]

Meters on the right are Conky.

OS is Ubuntu 9.10

It will probably look different next week... I suffer from desktop infidelity.
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TropicalTuna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Looks good - did you also manage to get Firefox or Chrome to look as good font wise as the rest of the desktop? The horrible rendering of webpages compared to Windows Firefox keep me from using Ubuntu on a daily basis.
lalitpatanpur Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am running the Night Launch theme in Firefox, which is a fairly nice, dark theme. I haven't tried to apply the Fatboy font in Firefox, Open Office, or my system menus because I prefer a simpler, easier to read font for those purposes.
TropicalTuna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Yes - sure. I didn't thought you'd use the Fatboy font on these programs; I was just wondering what font settings do you have for Firefox (font + size) as you seem to have a good taste in "font aesthetics" :) Many sites are encoded worse on Ubuntu's Firefox although I have the same font settings for Firefox in Windows and Ubuntu. Weird.
Inetadler Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Great shot. :thumbsup: Everything looks great. The wallpaper, the clock and conky. Would you share the conky config? :)
lalitpatanpur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not the author of the config.rc file, but I tweaked it (some of it is commented out) and selected the Ubuntu logo from the font file. That's about it. Enjoy. :turbopoke:

# A comprehensive conky script, configured for use on
# Ubuntu / Debian Gnome, without the need for any external scripts.
# Based on conky-jc and the default .conkyrc.
# - tail of /var/log/messages
# - netstat connections to your computer
# -- Pengo (

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
background yes

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# fiddle with window
use_spacer yes
use_xft yes

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 3.0

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 200 800

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Text stuff
draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
draw_borders no

uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 1

# border margins
border_margin 1

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
default_color white
default_shade_color white
default_outline_color white
own_window_colour 1E1C1A

own_window_colour white
own_window_transparent yes

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
gap_x 0
gap_y 0

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

override_utf8_locale yes
xftfont Terminus:size=8
xftalpha 0.8

# Coisas para rever mais tarde

#${offset 240}${color}${font weather:size=26}y ${font}FSB ${i2c temp 1} °C
#${offset 240}${color white}Temperature:
#${offset 240}${color}${font weather:size=26}z ${font}CPU ${i2c temp 2} °C


${color white}${time %a, } ${color }${time %e %B %G}
${color white}${time %Z, }${color }${time %H:%M:%S}

${voffset 6}${color}${font OpenLogos:size=30} u
${voffset -20}${color}${font StyleBats:size=12}O ${font}${color white}UpTime: ${color }$uptime
${color}${font StyleBats:size=12}Q ${font}${color white}Kern:${color }$kernel
${color}${font StyleBats:size=12}A ${font}${color white}CPU:${color } $cpu% ${acpitemp}C
${cpugraph 40,140 000000 ffffff}
${color white}Load: ${color }$loadavg
${color white}Processes: ${color }$processes
${color white}Running: ${color }$running_processes

${color}${font Webdings:size=12}i ${font}${color white}Highest CPU:
${color white} ${top name 1}${top cpu 1}
${color white} ${top name 2}${top cpu 2}
${color white} ${top name 3}${top cpu 3}

${color}${font Webdings:size=12}i ${font}${color white}Highest MEM:
${color white} ${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}
${color white} ${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}
${color white} ${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}

${color white}MEM: ${color } $memperc% $mem/$memmax
${membar 3,140}
${color white}SWAP: ${color } $swapperc% $swap/$swapmax
${swapbar 3,140}

${color white}ROOT: ${color }${fs_free /}/${fs_size /}
${fs_bar 3,140 /}
#${color white}HOME: ${color }${fs_free /home}/${fs_size /home}
#${fs_bar 3,140 /home}

${color white}Internet:
${color}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=12}M${font} Tot.up. ${totalup wlan0}
${voffset 1}${color}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=12}v${font} Up: ${color white}${upspeed wlan0}
${upspeedgraph wlan0 40,140 000000 ffffff}
${voffset 6}${color white}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=12}S${font} Tot.dow. ${totaldown wlan0}
${voffset 1}${color}${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=12}r${font} Down: ${color white}${downspeed wlan0}
${downspeedgraph wlan0 40,140 000000 ffffff}

#${voffset -14}${color white}${font Martin Vogel's Symbols:size=16}B${font}${color white}Mail:
#${color white}You have ${color3}${texeci 60 perl ~/scripts/ n} ${color}new mail(s)
Inetadler Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thx :-)
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